In a year unlike any other, educators have been asked to support students like never before, and Teachers FCU wants to honor them by giving three $1500 grants to celebrate teachers who are making an outstanding academic contribution in the community.
Thank you for your interest in nominating a teacher. Submissions are now closed.
Please check back on April 26 for the announcement of the nine finalists, and to participate in the public voting!
This award is open to teachers instructing from Kindergarten through 12th grade in any public or private school district in the United States.
You do not need to be a Teachers FCU member to nominate a teacher or be nominated.
Please submit your nomination before 11:59 p.m. EST on April 16, 2021.
Yes, you can nominate yourself.
Anyone above the age 18 can nominate a teacher. Teachers FCU employees may not nominate a teacher.
A committee will review and evaluate nominations based on:
- 25%: Completeness of the nomination
- 50%: Compelling written essay nomination
- 25%: How many nominations did you receive?
(1-5 nominations = 5 points, 6-10 nominations = 10 points, 11-15 nominations = 15 points, 16-20 nominations = 20 points, 21 and more nominations = 25 points.
There is no limit to the amount of times you can be nominated, and multiple nominations are encouraged! Please keep in mind that the maximum score you would receive is 25 for this section of the grading.
We will inform you if you were selected as a finalist on or before April 21, 2021.
Public voting will be held April 26-30, 2021 on our website and social media stories. Check back here on April 26 for more details!
There will be 3 winners in total, one in each of the categories: K-5, 6-8, 9-12.
The nominated teachers who win will each receive a grant for $1500, to be used for classroom supplies, as well as Teachers FCU swag for their students.
DISCLOSURE & CONTEST RULES
Essays must be submitted through the submission form located on teachersfcu.org. You must be 18 years or older to submit a nomination. Checks will be made payable to the schools of the winning teachers. Please allow up to 2 weeks for a check to be made payable to the selected schools. A W-9 form must be filled out by the winner's school and be placed on file with Teachers Federal Credit Union upon receipt of funds. Not limited to any state or school district. Winners selected will have their photo taken. Winners grant Teachers Federal Credit Union the right to use any images, name, voice/video, recordings and any contest submissions in all forms of media, for all legal purposes, including but not limited to advertising, trade, or any commercial purpose through the world and in perpetuity. The contest is not applicable for Teachers employees.